Boston under lockdown photographs
- Lansdowne Street, home of Fenway Park and a number of restaurants and clubs. The Red Sox game was cancelled, and no one was out at the many clubs and bars adjacent to the ballpark.
- Commonwealth Avenue, Boston University's Warren Towers, and the MBTA Green line were all as quiet as a Sunday morning in the dead of summer when students are all out of town.
- Newbury Street, considered Boston's premier shopping destination, was quiet as most shops stayed closed.
- The Boston Common, usually filled with lounging college students and professionals, was deserted on a warm spring afternoon.
- Faneuil Hall is probably Boston's biggest tourist trap, but not today.
- Downtown Crossing is typically one of Boston's busiest pedestrian-only thoroughfares.
- Usually, the Longfellow Bridge is choked with traffic. The MBTA Red Line (seen on the left) had just resumed service when this photo was taken.
- A TV network's camera stays focused on the makeshift memorial for the MIT police officer who was shot and killed Thursday. That shooting sparked the day-long manhunt.
- Cambridge's Central Square at rush hour.
- The Harvard Square MBTA station, typically one of the system's busiest stops.
- A family of tourists makes the most of their day in Harvard Square despite the closed businesses all around.
- During the manhunt, most MBTA buses were used for transporting police officers, not passengers.
- Davis Square, one of Somerville's busiest areas, and my home.
- The barriers blocking off the bombing crime scene became a makeshift memorial sites. In the distance are the med tents where first responders treated injuries; the site of the explosion is just to the right of the tents.